UT Commencement 2001

Commencement Address

Steven Weinberg

Commencement Speech

Steven Weinberg  

Steven Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments.  His research in elementary particle physics and cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including in 1979 the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1991 the National Medal of Science, as well as election to both the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society.  He is the author of over 200 scientific articles, one of which is the most frequently cited paper on particle physics of the past fifty years.  Among his books are the prize-winning The First Three Minutes and Dreams of a Final Theory, and the treatises Gravitation and Cosmology and, in three volumes, The Quantum Theory of Fields.  He has also written for such periodicals as The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement of London, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and Time.  Steven Weinberg was educated at Cornell, Copenhagen, and Princeton, and holds honorary doctoral degrees from a dozen universities, including Chicago, Columbia, Dartmouth, Padua, Salamanca, and Yale.  He taught at Columbia, Berkeley, M.I.T., and Harvard (where he was Higgins Professor of Physics) before coming to The University of Texas in 1982.

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23 May 2001
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